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. >>> nancy skinner and dana vollmer are calling for equal a access to federal meal programs in the oakland un mid school district. the two just spoke in oakland. ktvu's brian flores joining us live now explaining the action they want congress to take. >> reporter: it's the first day of school for many. many students are going throughout their day hungry. a california lawmaker hopes to change that. school officials call it food insecures. in alameda county about 250,000 school kids have it. >> what's worse is that over 4% living with food insecurity receive the low-income threshold and can to the qualify. >> reporter: the federal standard for a family of four to qualify is just over 42,000. but state and school officials say the cost of living is much higher in the bay area and state. so the call is for congress to take more rejunal looks at -- regional looks at this. >> we know it's less expensive to provide that same meal, say, in the state of florida or the state of alabama than it is here in california. >> reporter: skinner, who is introducing a resolution to congress, says that at the fed
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